William Crighton and Terra Lightfoot Announce Joint Australian Tour

Terra Lightfoot
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Acclaimed singer-songwriter William Crighton has announced he’s hitting the road this November with lauded Canadian roots rocker Terra Lightfoot.

The two singer-songwriters will be heading up and down the East Coast throughout November with Crighton also heading to the Mullum Music Festival and a show up in Darwin.

Check out the full list of tour dates below:

William Crighton and Terra Lightfoot
Thursday 2nd November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 3rd November – Central Bar, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 4th November – Inland Sea of Sound Festival, Bathurst, NSW
Sunday 5th November – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Monday 6th November – Yah Yah’s, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 9th November – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW
Thursday 16th November – Left’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

William Crighton
Saturday 18th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW
Saturday 25th November – Railway Club, Darwin, NT

Listen to the New Emma Davis Live Video “Danger In Me”

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Sydney singer-songwriter Emma Davis has just released an absolutely stunning new song “Danger In Me”. The heartfelt track was inspired by the current Marriage Equality “debate” and will be released on her upcoming album.

“I didn’t set out to write a song about love, or marriage,” Emma Davis explained. “I was thinking more about labels and the way we use them to try to understand our minds and behaviours a little better. I think I often use songwriting as a way of processing things and as I kept writing, the song morphed into something else. Something I didn’t even realise had been upsetting me so much.”

Take a listen to “Danger In Me” below:

And as an extra special treat Emma Davis released a live video of the track with her band Bonnie Stewart (drums, vocals) and Luke Wellington (keys, vocals) – check it out here:

Alex The Astronaut Announces New EP and National Tour

Alex The Astronaut
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Indie-folk singer-songwriter and current triple j darling Alex The Astronaut is everywhere at the moment, and with a new single, an EP on the way and a tour in the works her star is only set to continue rising.

The new single is the queer positive “Not Worth Hiding” and is taken from Alex The Astronaut’s upcoming EP See You Soon, due on the 6th October. The track has become somewhat of an anthem of the Marriage Equality movement – take a listen to “Not Worth Hiding” here:

To celebrate the release of See You Soon Alex The Astronaut will be heading out on tour through October and November – check out the full list of dates below:

Sunday 1st October – Wildwood Festival, Port Macquarie, NSW
Thursday 19th October – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 21st October – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 26th October – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW
Friday 27th October – Uni Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 28th October – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 3rd November – Jack Rabbit Slim’s, Perth, WA
Saturday 18th November – The Plot, Parramatta Park, NSW
Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st December – Lost Paradise, Glenworth Valley, NSW

Listen to the New Phia Single “Oxide”

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Melbourne based singer-songwriter Phia debuted her new sound this month with the release of her new single “Oxide”. Gone are the looped mbira tracks, replaced with distorted drums and intergalactic juno synths.

The track is inspired by an interview Phia read with Björk late last year.

“Late last year Björk released a viral Facebook post about the criticism she and other female artists face when their subject matter departs from boyfriends and love songs, and encompasses atoms, galaxies or activism,” Phia explained. “I was enraged but also inspired, and the songs just started to come.”

Take a listen to “Oxide” below:

“Oxide” is taken from Phia’s upcoming EP The Woman Who Counted The Stars which is due on the 29th September. Phia is also heading out on tour from the end of November – the full list of dates are here:

Thursday 30th November – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 2nd December – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 3rd December – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 8th December – The Flying Cock, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 9th December – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Timber and Steel Premiere: “We’ll Meet Halfway” from The Acfields

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Sibling folk duo The Acfields haven’t made life easy for themselves, given they’ve decided to live in different cities. With Hannah in Melbourne and Dan in Brisbane, The Acfields have to overcome the tyranny of distance to write, record and tour – but somehow they make it work.

The new single, “We’ll Meet Halfway”, is about just this situation and is the first taster off an album The Acfields are currently crowd funding.

“”We’ll Meet Halfway” is a song based on our experience living in different cities and being in a band together,” Hannah Acfield explained. “We wrote this song together while on tour, in a small empty football stadium in Newcastle. After I walked the Camino, a 700km walk across Spain, we spent three months in Brisbane with Dan writing twice the amount of songs required for the album. “We’ll Meet Halfway” is the first single from the upcoming album released in early 2018.”

Timber and Steel are proud to premiere the official video for “We’ll Meet Halfway” which was created by Hannah Acfield using stop motion photography – check out the beautiful clip here:

Despite living in different cities The Acfields made sure they recorded all of the songs for their upcoming album to ensure a sense of synchronicity. If you’re keen to support the release of the album head over to their Pozible page here.

To celebrate the release of “We’ll Meet Halfway” The Acfields will be touring this October supported by NZ band Looking for Alaska – the full list of dates are below:

Friday 29th September – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 30th September – Peregian Beach Hotel, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Friday 6th October – Two Goats Cafe and Baa, Armidale, NSW
Sunday 8th October – The Townie, Sydney, NSW
Friday 13th October – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 14th October – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 15th October – Birregurra Festival and Art Show, Birregurra, VIC

Watch the New Mitch Power Video “Do It Till I Die”

Mitch Power
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Back at the start of August Melbourne based alt-country singer-songwriter Mitch Power released his live album That Live and Lonesome Sound.

The album was recorded at the Amelia Shaw in Melbourne and was produced and engineered by Damian Cafarella and Lachlan Bryan. Mitch Power has been touring pretty solidly throughout 2017 and this album captures an artist at the top of his live game.

Some video was also captured on the night by Agostino Soldati Films including this clip of the track “Do It Till I Die”, featuring a classic Mitch Power longer-than-the-actual-song introduction – check it out here:

If you like what you here That Live and Lonesome Sound is available on Spotify, iTunes and Bandcamp.

Mitch Power is currently on tour with Jen Mize – the full list of remaining dates are below:

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW
Friday 22nd September – Two Goats, Armidale, NSW
Saturday 23rd September – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 27th September – Janes, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st September – Dashville Skyline, Belford, NSW

Watch the New Angus and Julia Stone Video “Chateau”

Angus and Julia
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Angus & Julia Stone have just dropped the latest video from their new album Snow, the dreamy “Chateau”.

The video is set in Mexico City and features Australian actors Courtney Eaton and Dacre Montgomery. Check out the video for “Chateau” below:

The upcoming tour from Angus & Julia Stone is completely sold out but the pair have been added to the Falls Festival lineup – the full list of dates is here:

Thursday 21st September – Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 23rd September – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 26th September – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 28th September – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Friday 29th September – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Saturday 30th December – Falls Festival, Marion Bay, TAS
Sunday 31st December – Falls Festival, Lorne, VIC
Tuesday 2nd January – Falls Festival, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 6th January – Falls Festival, Fremantle, WA

Listen to the New Billy Bragg Single “Why We Build the Wall”

Billy Bragg
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The Anaïs Mitchell song “Why We Build the Wall”, despite being part of her 2010 ancient greek folk-opera Hadestown has turned out to be surprisingly prescient in today’s global political climate.

So it’s probably no surprise that social activist and folk singer Billy Bragg has chosen to cover “Why We Build the Wall”, taking it out of its operatic context and turning it into something more. The cover has a brand new lyric video – take a listen below:

Listen to the New Gretta Stanley Single “Spin Around”

Gretta Stanley
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Singer-songwriter Gretta Stanley has just released her brand new single “Spin Around”. The track is the first taste from Stanley’s highly anticipated debut album Full Grown due later this year.

“I wrote “Spin Around” when I came out of a pretty bad wave of a headspace, I think I went temporarily insane, but it’s about the end of that where you lay down, and rationalize all of those bizarre scenarios or feelings and feel most yourself again,” Gretta Stanley explained. “It’s a reminder song, that despite whatever feels huge and heavy, even when I feel strange and unfamiliar to everyone, despite where I’m thrown or what’s thrown at me, the world keeps spinning and it’s gonna be alright.”

Take a listen to “Spin Around” here:

Greta Stanley will be heading out on tour with Joe Mungovan this September and October as well as appearing at The Grass Is Greener Festival dates in Far North Queensland – the full list of dates are below:

Thursday 7th September – Foundry Records, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 14th September – Baha Tacos, Rye, VIC
Friday 15th September – Penny Black, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 22nd September – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Thursday 5th October – Oxford Circus, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 7th October – Bloodhound Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 14th October – The Grass Is Greener Festival, Cairns, QLD
Saturday 21st October – The Grass Is Greener Festival, Mackay, QLD

Watch the New Diana Anaid Video “Can’t Apologise”

Diana Anaid
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Diana Anaid, the poster-child for 90s Australian indie folk music, returns with her new single “Can’t Apologise”.

Taken from her upcoming album My Queen (due 15th September), “Can’t Apologise” was produced by Steve James (Screaming Jets, Skunkhour, Sex Pistols) with a video shot on location in Los Angeles by Nick Egan.

“”Can’t Apologise” relates to the dilemma faced by friends tempted to take it to the next level,” Diana Anaid explains. “What happens when he/she gets with someone else, sacrificing both the relationship and the friendship? How do you have your cake and eat it too??”

Check out the video for “Can’t Apologise” below:

Diana Anaid will be appearing at the Nimbin Roots Festival, headlining the Cruelty Free Festival in Sydney and World Vegan Day in Melbourne as well as supporting Adam and the Ants through October. All of her upcoming dates are here:

Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Fest, Nimbin, NSW
Thursday 12th October – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 13th October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 15th October – The Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 16th October – Metropolis, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 22nd October – Cruelty Free Festival, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, NSW
Sunday 12th November – World Vegan Day, Melbourne, VIC

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